Help this thin boy tone up!--Swim? (see pics)

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  1. swimmersox

    swimmersox Active Member

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    Hey all. I've always been pretty thin, and have always gravitated to running for my exercise (b/c I can listen to music, watch the world go by, etc.), and shied away from the gym b/c, frankly, I get bored & frustrated pretty quick.

    Recently, though, I've sort of gotten into swimming, and it does seem to be having some effect in toning me up a bit, though just a little -- I'm still basically the gangly reedy guy I've always been.

    So, the question: Does swimming really work in helping one 'tone up?' Or do I just plain have to face the music and head to the gym (sigh)? I've heard running is actually BAD for toning up (b/c it's too much cardio or something). Is swimming the same? Hope not.

    If it helps, here are a couple of recent body shots (& with a cock one thrown in, just for the hell of it, this being LPSG 'n all...)
    Suggestions are really welcome. I don't want to be muscled up, but looking a little more 'substantial' wouldn't be bad.

    I know a bunch of you guys are pretty experienced with all this, and I'd value your advice. (& a few of the ladies/guys just complimenting me on the parts of me that ARE ok wouldn't hurt the ego, either...lol)

    So, many thanks, folks. Sincerely.
     

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    D_cad02hcb New Member

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    Well Michael Phelps is in pretty good condition.
     
  3. crescendo69

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    You look marvelous. It seems swimming helps the chest muscles, and gives you a better V-shape. Combined with some weights, you should keep that nice shape and tone an improve on it.
     
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    well, you definatly dont look insubstantial, your pics weren't what i expected after reading your post. you're right though, running is bad hard on a body. i always recommend yoga.
     
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    i think you are hotthe way you are. and yes, yoga is good. try some yooga....
     
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    Wow. Thank you, folks.
    If (most) of you are right (and I guess I hope so), my self-image maybe isn't as in line with reality as I'd thought. Not that I'm much to write home about in any event, but it's nice, really, to hear complimentary things.
    (Maybe I shouldn't pay attention to this site, or to porn, where basically EVERYBODY appears to be smokin' hot, horse-hung, or both. [That's a compliment, guys...;].)
     
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    yeah if you're as thin as you like to think you are, then where did those developed pecs come from? You HAD to have lifted weights or done a ton of pushups or SOMEthing to get those...
     
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    Fair point, TripHammer. Those pecs in the pics do, I suppose, show some effects of my swimming. However, the way I'm built is that I have breastbones that protrude out a bit. Guess that makes it easier for my pecs to look like I work on them more than I do. But believe me, during times when I haven't been exercising and have been REALLY skinny, that bone structure is NOT helpful. Nothing like having your breastbones poking out & looking kind of boob-like under a shirt -- and just plain weird when the shirt's off. Wish I had some older pics to prove my point, such as it is.
     
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    Swimming is great for keeping the body toned. I've never been a huge fan of the gym but low weights and high reps will help tone you too. You're body looks great by the way.
     
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    I'd love to have you here at our place. You could swim nude and I'd be in heaven! What a bod, man!
     
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